CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is the world’s largest provider of integrated facilities management, project management and property services transaction, portfolio and consulting services. We are the only outsourcing partner able to deliver all services for commercial real estate, including production facilities and technical assets, in more than 100 countries. Our know-how ranges from advice and brokerage for the ideal property, to the operation and maintenance of properties/facilities? and technical installations and industrial services, to project management for construction, refurbishment, conversion and moves. With this broad base of capabilities, we can optimise property and technical installations at every stage of the life cycle. We develop holistic solutions, allowing our clients to reduce operating costs, minimise risks, utilise space more effectively and create more innovative working environments. 

Well-established specialist, industry and property expertise

Our clients are tenants and owners of commercial properties and production facilities of varying sizes. In addition to many medium-sized companies with one or two buildings, there are also 90 of the Fortune 100 companies for which we have been successfully managing and operating major portfolios of hundreds of buildings and facilities across multiple countries for many years. Worldwide we look after properties covering 500 million square metres – that’s almost five times the size of Paris. Thanks to our global network of experts in the Industrial, Life Sciences, Energy/Oil&Gas, Financial Services and Technology sectors, we can offer bespoke solutions for customers with specialised properties such as production facilities, labs, logistics and data centres. Our core competence is in technology. Globally,our 14,500 highly qualified technicians self-deliver more technical facilities and industrial services than any other company. With these expertise, we are the largest operator of data centres in the world, and much more.(Should say that this expertise has helped us becoming the largest “operator”? of data centres worldwide.

Global best practices and local market expertise

With a total of 34,000 specialists in building management facilities management – comprising 14,500 technicians, more than 8,000 portfolio and transaction managers and 5,000 project managers, we are equipped to take care of our clients’ properties and technical installations all over the world. Being the world’s largest real estate  services provider, we work in trans-national structures with standardised processes up to the highest levels. Therefore, both on national and international levels, we are able to guarantee more efficiency and transparency in costs, a consistently high standard of service and transparent reporting. We provide our clients with one, central point of contact who can focus totally on their particular needs. This means our clients can benefit simultaneously from the advantages of an international company and our well-established expertise and excellent infrastructure in the local property markets.

In-house research and innovative technologies for better decisions

CBRE experts support clients with advice consisting of valuable information and analysis from our own in-house research such as the European Occupier Survey or the Fit out Cost Guide. We research markets, trends and innovations and invest in modern tools such as our global technology platform CBRE Vantage and intelligent building automation (CBRE I ESI). Therefore, we know precisely where space is not being utilised efficiently, where operating or energy costs are disproportionately high or where installations technical assets/building infrastructure and projects are running inefficiently. Knowledge like this means we can enable our clients to optimally utilise the opportunities presented by digitisation and automation for their working environments. This makes CBRE an agile strategic partner that drives innovation and helps companies to make smart decisions that are driven by data and results – both now and in the future.

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